Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Amber Marchese’s Husband Jim Allegedly Is Refusing To Pay His Son’s College Because He’s Gay — Amber And Jim Respond And Deny Son’s Claims!

Amber Marchese's husband Jim Marchese allegedly is refusing to pay his son’s college because he‘s gay. According to Instinct Magazine, James (or also known as Michael) claims that he had to create a GoFundMe page to collect funds for college tuition after his father refused to help him to attend to Fairfield University in Connecticut this fall.

According to James, all was going according to plan until his father found out he was gay. The site claims that it all went down when "James’ stepmother found gay related material on his brother’s phone, which eventually caused both to come out to her and his father. That’s when the financial support was pulled. To make matters worse, his biological mother is unable to help him due to her own money situation and he has no one else available to be a co-signer for any loans that could ease the pain."

The site claims that James "would like to have a relationship with his father regardless of his views." In the article James says he wants his father and stepmother to remain nameless, but it didn't take long to discover that he was the son of Jim Marchese.

James GoFundMePage reads as follows: "At the beginning of 2018, my father "found out" I was gay. This began two weeks of mental abuse that led to me being removed from his home when I told my Mom (her and my father are divorced) and went to court with her. Since this time, my father has been slowly cutting ties with me until I "live according to his standards." Essentially, this meant - and still means - that I have to be "straight" and date women while "admitting" that I chose to be gay so that I could get something out of it from my mother. With this, my father has refused to help in paying for any schooling because he believes I have to live in his home and follow his preferred life-style to be good enough to receive any financial assistance with school.

All of this has not made me give up though as I have worked extremely hard my Senior year to get as much assistance with schooling that I possibly can through scholarships and the like. I also began working the summer of 2018 and continued to throughout the school year so that I can begin saving money for college. Even with all of my efforts, I have fallen short of the money I would need to be able to go to the college I have been working extremely hard to get into. For Fairfield University, for one year, is around ~65,000 dollars. The reason I am only asking for 35,000 is because, through my focus on my studies through this year,  I have been able to get Merit Scholarships for around ~30,000 dollars of that cost. I was able to be exempt from all of my Final Exams this year as well as getting an average of 95 for my final year in high school. I did not only work and study this year as I also was the Stage Manager for my high school's theater company for their fall and spring production. Being the Stage Manager required me to stay after school Monday through Friday till as late as 10 pm in preparation for the shows.

At this current time, I am unable to get a co-signer for my student loans and is the main reason I have decided to create a gofundme page to try and help raise money for my Freshman Year. Since my Mom has taken on full financial responsibility for myself and my brother (he left my dad's home at the same time I did) she can't co-sign for the loan and, as said earlier, my father refuses to offer any help. I hope to have the ability to take out the loans myself for my Sophomore Year of college as I am currently working to build up a credit score and will continue to work during the school year so that I can continue to save money to put towards college. The 35,000 dollars that I am asking for would go directly to paying my first year's tuition and all the expenses for board, books, etc.

I hope to take what has happened with my father and turn it into something positive. Earlier this month, I was a part of a student panel that talked about the importance of having an inclusive classroom for LGBT+ students. Through Fairfield, I hope to be able to expand upon my want/ability to help others who feel alone in the world. I want to be able to help other teenagers and students to feel safer being who they are so that they don't have to feel like the whole world is against them. "

Meanwhile, Amber and Jim shut down claims that they are refusing to pay for son's college funds because he's gay. "This has nothing to do with sexuality. It has to do with money. He wants to go to a no name college in Connecticut that costs $275,000 when he doesn’t even have a career path that he’s focused on versus going to a state school that would cost $40,000. Who pays that much for Fairfield college? If he had gotten into Yale, Harvard, MIT, U Penn, Wharton Business School- any of the top 20 schools- we would have a conversation. The idea that he wants to spend $275,000 without regard to the fact that he’s got four other siblings who also need financial help is absurd and selfish.," Jim told Champion Daily.

Jim is denying that he and Amber kicked James out of their home. "We never kicked him out. James chose to live with his mother because she lets him do whatever he wants. She does have a job and a salary- as does her current husband- but they refuse to put in any Money and want it all to fall on Amber and I."

“His complete go fund me page is a fraud. I just paid for him to complete Christian brothers Academy, an elite private school, and for him to complete pre high school at an elite private school at a total expense of $200,000+. His mother did not pay any of it. He’s clearly trying to use Amber’s celebrity stature to literally sucker people into paying so this spoiled rich kid can attend an egregiously overpriced no name school,” Jim continued.

Jim also shared details how he and Amber found out James was gay. "The way we found out that Michael was even gay was that his younger brother Sebastian, who is age 14, received this rancid nasty gay porn on his phone and computer while we were watching a family movie with his younger siblings," Jim told Champion Daily. "The reason it was sent to Sebastian was that some of my older sons senior friends at Christian brothers academy wanted to gang bang Sebastian. They even sent him a video on the discord – new Snapchat for kids- called three gentlemen slam jamming where two guys were raping a third. They specifically said ‘his a**hole is mine.’ They were preying on him.’"

Jim claims that it has nothing to do with his son's sexuality but it has to do more with money. "In the end this has nothing to do with sexual orientation. It has to do with money which again his mother, grandparents, etc will put no money into. No one believes this is a good investment which is why no one is co-signing. The go fund me page again is a scam. Even if he gets the first year where is he coming up with the rest of the money? He’d have to do a go fund me every year. Also one other thing- it’s a Jesuit school so think about that. He just wants to go there because his friends are. And that’s that."

As for Amber Marchese, she also breaks her silence and weighs in on the topic regarding her stepson's claims. "I’m really upset that he chose to make this public. We tried to keep it out of the public for a reason so Michael can heal from past traumas (that have NOTHING to do with being gay and/or a member of the LGBTQ community) that have happened to him. I have said since day one since we found out that we love him, we adore him, and we want the best for him," she said.

"What he’s doing is called extortion,” she continued, "as he is using my public platform coupled with him being gay in order to try to get us to pay for something. Also, it would be wise to not forget that Jim and I have put all four of our kids through private school which is an expensive investment (almost a half million spent already) coupled with the fact that I am a two time breast cancer survivor. I have paid out of pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure that I am cancer free and stay healthy for ALL four of my children."

"His college choice simply isn’t a wise purchase,” she went on to add. “Michael can go to any other college that is more economical that would make financial sense for our family, but he cannot browbeat us into paying for something that we just cannot afford. Also, one other thing I think it’s important to mention, is that Jim and I both made it very clear to him that if he is gay, we would still welcome him with open arms into our family and would not love him any differently and certainly we would never kick him out of our home because of it."

She added, telling Champion Daily that "It’s sad to me that he would choose to use his sexual orientation in an effort to make Jim and I look bad, when the crux of the issue has nothing to do with sexual orientation whatsoever. It’s sad, but his lack of respect, love, or empathy for his entire family is apparent and this saddens me deeply."

If you would like to make a donation to support James' GoFundMe Page, CLICK HERE!

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